What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of issues like fears and phobias, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, insomnia, lack of self-confidence, weight management, smoking cessation and even physical conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin conditions and migraines.

Hypnotherapy is a skilled communication aimed at directing a person’s imagination in a way that helps elicit changes in some perceptions, sensations, feelings, thoughts and behaviours. The hypnotherapist delivers therapeutic techniques whilst the client is in a state of relaxed and focused attention (hypnosis) where the mind is more open to suggestion and receptive to therapeutic change work. Hypnosis itself is not something done to you, but an active process you engage in – a learnable, trainable mindset, which includes factors such as focused attention, expectancy, belief, imagination and suggestion.

In a typical hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist and client will discuss the problem area and the desired changes the client is looking to make.

Hypnotherapy is an established complementary therapy used to help with a range of medical and psychological problems. Techniques such as cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy (CBH) benefits from a strong evidence base to support its use in the treatment of certain conditions, such as stress or anxiety, overcoming sleep disorders, support with pain management and treating certain psychosomatic or stress-related illnesses, such as IBS.

Hypnosis is also used with success, for a number of other issues such as: enhancing personal performance; fears or phobias, overcoming unwanted habits; enhancing confidence and self esteem; smoking cessation.